Sunday, December 23, 2018

Maersk Sched

Maersk's Canada Atlantic Express has a gruelling weekly schedule to maintain, particularly in winter when westbound ships must battle the North Atlantic then face varying ice conditions on the St.Lawrence River en route to Montreal. The return eastbound leg of the trip via Halifax to Bremerhaven is no less onerous, with Saturday the normal sailing day from Halifax.

 To celebrate the arrival of longer days, Shipfax braved the elements to take a photo at 0752 hrs (Atlantic Standard Time) this morning.

Maersk Penang arrived at dawn this morning - one day behind schedule - but will likely be able to pick that up on the transatlantic leg. The ship had a good refit earlier in the autumn and still looks quite fresh. It will be interesting to see how it looks after another brutal winter.

Built in 1998 by Kvaerner Warnow Werft, Warnemunde as P+O Nedlloyd Jakarta, the ship was renamed in 2006 after Maersk took over P+O Nedlloyd. The 31,333 gt, 378,842 dwt ship has a capacity of 2890 TEU, including 400 reefers. It has been calling in Halifax since 2011, so apologies if you have seen all this before.

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